|Elise eating her second breakfast in the car on the way to Gma and Gpa's.|
|Carter fell asleep for a little bit before Elise woke him up by being loud.|
|Gpa and Wyatt waiting for us to arrive.|
|Carter was super excited to hold Wyatt!|
|Elise had a blast getting Wyatt's ball for him each time he threw it.|
|Leina with Elise after putting on her stick-on earrings.|
|Papa watching Carter and Gigi play badmiton with Ty.|
|Bringing out strawberry lemonade slushes for everyone.|
|Uncle Paul helping Elise with her marshmallow while Carter, the old pro, does his all by himself.|
|Papa had a few mishaps before he had a successful attempt.|
|Jammy time with Gma!|
|Wyatt likes to chew on carrots with no hands!|
Friday Elise was thrilled when she found me feeding Wyatt. She insisted that she help and I was super impressed with what a great job she did! When she was little and Carter fed her, he had a tendency to put the spoon too far into her mouth, gagging her on occasion. Elise never did that to Wyatt and would even just hold the spoon in front of his mouth so he could lean forward and eat it without her putting it in his mouth. That evening we went to the Friday art walk in North Topeka. Elise insisted on taking her bunny which Kelly and Mary had given her as a present earlier that day. She ended up passing it off and I saw multiple different people holding it throughout the night. The highlight for me was watching Wyatt's response when we walked by a man playing the violin. Wyatt immediately snapped to attention, looking at the man making music and was just so into it. Carter was the same way and even started dancing along to the music. I could've spent the entire time there just watching the kids listen to the music. One day during our trip I made the comment to Wyatt that he needed a baby obstacle course. After that Carter was always putting his legs out for Wyatt to crawl over or standing with his legs spread as a bridge for Wyatt to crawl under. It was adorable!
|Elise feeding Wyatt.|
|Helping Gma do the laundry in the morning.|
|Elise with her bunny at the start of the art walk.|
|Carter making a bridge for Wyatt.|
Saturday the Florida Cox clan had a flight home in the evening. Ty, Leina, and I took Carter and Elise to the library for storytime so Wyatt could have a quiet house for a good morning nap. Their library is amazing and I love it! The librarian told us about a special area set up in the front art gallery which included a rock climbing wall for kids. We checked it out after storytime and were thoroughly impressed! I was really neat. Elise was adorable cheering Carter on as he climbed and then when he came back down she said, "Good job, Carty!" as she clapped. We also got to hear her call Carter by his full name. Every now and then she's started saying, "Carty Ty Coc." It is super cute to hear! Elise was interested in their rotary phone in the basement so they played with it. Leina would call the landline using her cell phone and she and Carter took turns talking to Elise. That evening Ty and I went on a date for our 6th anniversary while Rocky and Leina watched the kids. They set up a tent in the living room and ate and played in it. Ty and I tried out a newish restaurant which was delicious. Then we headed to a coffee shop with live music afterward, stopping off at Grandma and Grandpa Shupe's house beforehand to say hello. Then we went out to the lake so Ty could show me where he hung out with friends back in the day and we could watch the sunset on the lake. It was a wonderful evening!
We left Sunday at naptime to head back home. After such a long trip away from home I was excited to be back at our own house. Elise was sad to leave her Gma and kept asking for her that evening. The drive home was uneventful and both kids took nice naps so that was great. Elise was still loving all over the bunny stuffed animal from Mary and Kelly. I can't get enough of her hugging on it! We already look forward to seeing everyone again in a few months!